"The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has released the Water Outlook 2018 Report. The summary contains details on the current water system status including the latest water system figures, recent water consumption trends, as well as the key risks to maintaining water levels."
The Department of Basic Education has published the Rural Education Draft Policy in the Government Gazette for comments. "This policy proposes rural education provisioning that capitalises on resources available in rural communities. The provision of quality education in rural schools requires not only targeted fiscal, but also civic agency, with the OBE working in collaboration with rural communities to mobilise resources (including socio- cultural, agricultural and natural resources, as well as indigenous knowledge systems.)"
"The National Treasury and SARS jointly publish tax statistics annually. These aggregated statistics are compiled from SARS’s registers of taxpayers and from tax returns. These statistics complement other published social and economic data." The 2017 Tax statistics publication has been released. "The 2017 edition of the Tax Statistics publication provides an overview of tax revenue collections and tax return information for the 2013 to 2016 tax years as well as the 2012/13 to 2016/17 fiscal years. This 10th edition also provides a snapshot of the key trends of the past decade and is accompanied by a companion volume of detailed tables on revenue collection and data pertaining to all the major tax types for the years 2007/08 to 2016/17."
The final National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) 2016-2026 has been published. It is the second NTSS for South Africa. "The first National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) for South Africa was published in 2011 as a ten-year Strategy, with targets from 2010 to 2020. It has recently been the subject of a review to determine what adjustments, if any, need to be made given the changing domestic and international environment and in light of lessons learned from the implementation process. The review has taken into account the emergence of important trends in global markets, as well as South Africa’s competitive strengths and weaknesses. An essential part of the exercise was an assessment of the potential and the identification of pathways for the South African tourism economy to play an enhanced role in the growth of the overall economy. The process has culminated in a second iteration of the NTSS."